believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his
or her right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of
believe that every right implies a responsibility; every
opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
believe that the law was made for people and not people
for the law; that government is the servant of the people
and not their master.
believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or
hand; that the world owes no person a living but that it
owes every individual an opportunity to make a living.
believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living
and that economy is a prime requisite of a sound financial
structure, whether in government, business, or personal
believe that truth and justice are fundamental to an
enduring social order.
believe in the sacredness of a promise, that one's word
should be as good as one's bond; that character--not
wealth or power or position--is of supreme worth.
that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of
humankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice
is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of
the human soul set free.